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  • Ask Slashdot: Best *nix Distro For a Dynamic File Server?
    By on August 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader (citing “silly workplace security policies”) writes “I’m in charge of developing for my workplace a particular sort of ‘dynamic’ file server for handling scientific data. We have all the hardware in place, but can’t figure out what *nix distro would work best. Can the great minds at Slashdot pool their resources and divine an answer? Some background: We have sensor units scattered across a couple square miles of undeveloped (more…)

  • RapidShare Urges US To Punish Linking Sites and Not File-Sharing Sites
    By on August 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    hypnosec writes “RapidShare has said that the U.S. government should crack down on linking sites rather than punishing file-sharing sites and strangling innovation. The file-sharing site is understandably a little worried about the recent crackdowns on sites involved in or found to be promoting piracy. Daniel Raimer, RapidShare’s Chief Legal Officer, is to meet with technology leaders and law enforcement at the Technology Policy Institute (more…)

  • India Unblocks File-Sharing Sites
    By on June 22, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with an update to news from last month that many popular file-sharing sites, including the Pirate Bay, had been blocked in India. Now, India’s Madras High Court has amended its earlier decision. “The court order wasn’t targeted at a specific site or ISP and gave the copyright holder carte blanche to demand broad blockades. The ISPs were seen as the bad guys by subscribers and ‘Anonymous’ groups, but had (more…)

  • Spanish Judges Liken File Sharing To Lending Books
    By on June 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dan Fuhry writes “A three-judge panel in the Provincial Court of Madrid has closed a case that has been running since 2005, ruling that the accused are not guilty of any copyright infringement on the grounds that their BitTorrent tracker did not distribute any copyrighted material, and they did not generate any profit from their site: ‘[t]he judges noted that all this takes places between many users all at once without any of them receiving any financial (more…)

  • Google Docs To Host Any File Type
    By on January 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    ezabi writes “According to a post on the official Google blog, in the coming weeks Google Docs will offer to host all file types with a limit of 250 MB, which as they say is larger than the current limit for email attachments. This will have its consequences: paid file sharing will die, more shared pirated material, newer vulnerabilities and malware distribution channels…”

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